Brooke Sinnes – April 2019


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Brooke Sinnes started Sincere Sheep 15 years ago as a way help to support wool farmers and bring more naturally dyed yarns to the hand knitting marketplace. Sincere Sheep specializes in naturally dyed, domestically sourced and spun yarns that are breed specific and single origin. Brooke regularly teaches natural dye classes at her home studio, yarn shops, and guilds and knitting classes at her LYS in Napa.

Natural Dyeing Workshop
April 6, 2019 Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm
101 Lilienthal Avenue, Napa, CA 94558
More details below (after lecture description)

Guild members: $60 tuition, plus $50 materials fee
Non-members: $90 tuition, plus $50 materials fee
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Lecture: Supporting Farmers Through Naturally Dyed Yarn
April 3 at 11 am (during the Guild meeting)
Luther Burbank Art & Garden Center, 2050 Yulupa Ave, Santa Rosa (map)
Non-guild members are welcome.

In this talk Brooke Sinnes, owner of Sincere Sheep, will talk about how and why she started her naturally dyed yarn company 15 years ago. She will also talk about the relationships she has developed with local farmers, and the process of developing small batch, farm specific yarns and naturally dyeing them. Please feel free to bring any questions you might have about about natural dyeing for Brooke to answer as well!

Workshop: Natural Dyeing
Saturday, April 6, 2019, from 10 am to 4 pm
101 Lilienthal Avenue, Napa CA 94558 (map)

In this class we will be exploring natural dyes on Sincere Sheep’s Cormo wool yarn, silk fabric, and a linen/cotton blend fabric. We will review the mordanting process for both protein and cellulose fibers, and make dye baths with both natural dyestuffs and extracts. There will be discussion in class about growing and using your own dyes.

Every student will leave class with six 1-ounce skeins of yarn, six 6×6 pieces of silk fabric, and six 6×6 pieces of linen/cotton fabric.

Workshop fee for guild members: $60.00 plus $50.00 materials fee
Workshop fee for non-guild members: $95.00 plus $50.00 materials fee

Cancellation Policy: Refunds will only be made for cancellations if the remaining registration exceeds the minimum participant requirement for the workshop. Refunds will not be made for workshop costs already incurred at the time of cancellation (such as materials fees).

For more information: contact Jamie Blumenthal,

Beginners welcome
Maximum of 10 students